A reader has alerted us to this article from the NZ Herald where Bill English explains why he should resign or be sacked over his recorded statements at the National Party conference.
Have a read for yourself – the analogy with the events of the last few days is perfect:
National Party deputy leader Bill English said Mr Williams should resign or be sacked.
“Mike Williams has been caught red-handed saying one thing behind closed doors and another thing to the public,” he said in a statement.
“He must go because the public cannot now trust him to keep Labour’s fingers out of the till in election year.”
“The Labour president has misled the public again in a bid to hide Labour’s plans to break the law. Mr Williams can’t be relied on to tell the public the truth, yet Helen Clark is defending him. This is an indictment on her judgment.”
Mr English said Labour suffered from a “culture of deceit”.
The conclusion is simple. If English is to retain any credibility in light of these comments then he must resign; if Key is to retain any credibility then he must sack him.